RB - CHI - IR
Week 14 Outlook
Chicago RB Khalil Herbert has been placed on IR following a hip injury he suffered against the Lions in Week 10.
Herbert will now miss a minimum of four games, a brutal blow for fantasy managers as the playoffs rapidly approach. David Montgomery should now return to near-workhorse status as the clear-cut RB1 for the Bears. He slots in as an immediate RB2 against the Falcons in Week 11.
Khalil Herbert tallied 57 rushing yards on 10 attempts in a 31-30 loss to the Lions Sunday.
Herbert tallied one more rushing attempt than David Montgomery on the day in what is proving to be a split backfield. Both running backs had less carries than Justin Fields who continues to outpace the duo on the ground. Herbert and the Bears will look to get back in the win column when they take on the Falcons in Week 11.
Khalil Herbert had 23 yards on seven carries versus the Dolphins. He did not register a target in the loss
Coming off two strong games where he saw a total of 28 carries, Herbert was limited to just seven carries this week. With Justin Fields seeing an increase in designed runs, Herbert is fighting for touches with David Montgomery on a weekly basis. The Bears have a favorable matchup against the Lions next week but it is hard to trust that Herbert gets enough touches to start in fantasy leagues.
Khalil Herbert had 16 carries for 99 yards in the loss to the Cowboys. He added a rushing touchdown from 12 yards out in the third quarter.
Herbert has outgained David Montgomery in each of the last three weeks on the ground. He looks like the more elusive back and is averaging 6.2 yards per carry this season. The Bears' backfield will continue to split the workload but in a run-heavy attack that puts Herbert in the flex conversation in fantasy leagues, especially during bye weeks.
Khalil Herbert took a screen pass 25 yards to the end zone in the first half of the 33-14 win over the Patriots on Monday night. It was his only reception of the game, while he added 62 yards on 12 carries.
Herbert and David Montgomery had nearly an even split of the work in the Bears backfield in the run-heavy game script. Herbert continues to look good with the ball in his hands averaging 6.2 yards per carry this season. He should continue to split work with Montgomery which puts both backs on the fringe of starting lineups.